Manual for as long as I can.
I've only owned a few automatics in my life - mostly the cars that my wife drives.
Starting in 1978 up to today I've always had a manual transmission car as a daily driver.
69 Ford pick up 3 on the tree - My First Car
79 BMW 320i 4 speed
79 BMW 528i 4 speed
79 Saab 900 hatch 5 speed
86 Saab 900 sedan 5 speed
76 BMW 3.0Si sedan 4 speed
74 BMW 2002 coupe 5 speed
88 Pontiac Fiero GT 5 speed
89 Audi Quattro wagon 5 speed
95 Saab 900S 5 speed
98 Pontiac Trans Am WS6 6 speed
03 Ford Focus SVT 6 speed
13 Ford Focus 5 speed
15 Ford Focus 5 speed - My Current Daily Driver
Luckily I don't have to put up with much city traffic. Even then I'd probably be OK with it. Driving is entertainment for me. Without a manual it isn't as entertaining.
I'll be disappointed and/or depressed when I can't have a manual to drive.